If PORK Academy isn't on your 'must see' list at World Pork Expo this year, you should check out the program. National Pork Board's Assistance Vice-President of Communications, Cindy Cunningham provides this overview of hot topics and more.
Understanding Incentives for Livestock Biosecurity Investments & Efforts Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, highlights how the thinking of economics of biosecurity plays out in swine producer decision making. Key message: lack of knowledge is likely NOT sole reason for partial implementation of recommended biosecurity measures. Many business look at trade-offs and incentives for action [video].
A Perspective from the Feed Industry Mr. Gary Huddleston, Manager, Feed Manufacturing Safety & Environmental Affairs, American Feed Industry Association, helps explain the impacts of the Veterinary Feed Directive to the livestock feed businesses. Mr. Huddleston runs through the details on documentation and processes that must be put in place to be compliant with the regulations. Key message: work with all your service providers and suppliers to insure they are informed and prepared before January 1, 2017 [video].
Swine Antibiotic Stewardship Dr. Jennifer Koeman, Director, Producer and Public Health, National Pork Board, shares the ideas behind the "Nexus of Farming, Food and Public Health" as part of the stewardship of antibiotic use in pork farming. Dr. Koeman shares the antibiotic education, research, and communication that the National Pork Board is developing to help swine pork farmers. Key closing thought from Dr. Koeman is pork producers support the science-based principles to develop guidelines on antibiotic use having professional veterinary input for antibiotic use guidance [video].
As the industry anticipates implementation of FDA Guidance 209 and 213 on January 1, 2017, not all the answers are yet available. What we know today and how production operations will be affected is discussed on The Morrison Group's At The Meeting. Special guest Dr. Ron Prestage of Prestage Farms joins the conversation.
Ceva brought together a great panel to discuss issues hitting pork production, moderated by Moderator Neil Dierks, CEO National Pork Producers Council. And for the deep science, Dr. David Hurley, University of Georgia, shared details on tissue level activity and vaccine responses.
The 2016 BI AASV Pre-Conference Seminar focused on "Start Healthy, End Strong – Learning from Outside the Pen". Through perspectives from beef, poultry, and aquaculture experts, swine veterinarians discovered many lessons that could be applied to their practices.